Richard Grossman (pianist)

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Richard Grossman (1937–1992) was a jazz pianist known for his work as an improviser.[1] He began his musical career in the late 1950s in Philadelphia, moved to the Bay Area of California in 1978, to record with a band of his making in Philadelphia, Duck Soup/Jack Rozz, and moved to Los Angeles in 1979, where he lived with his wife, poet Dorothea Grossman, until his death. Over the span of his career, he collaborated with musicians including Lee Morgan, Clarence Sharpe, Reggie Workman, and Alex Cline.[2][3]


  1. ^ Wallance, Andy (October 7, 1992). "Richard Grossman, 54; Pianist Improvised On Stage And In Life". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Astarita, Glenn (June 1, 1999). "Richard Grossman Trio: Even Your Ears". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Anonymous. "Richard Grossman: pianist". Nine Winds Records. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014.